Warren County Commissioners have approved plans for developing a $175 million racino in Turtlecreek Township. The facility will combine harness racing with up to 2,500 video lottery terminals. It'll be located on State Route 63 at Union Road. The current Lebanon Raceway will move to the new site.
It's a joint venture of Churchill Downs and Delaware North Companies Gaming and Entertainment, which have formed a new company, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing, to develop and operate the racino.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the first-term Republican, is almost dead even with a generic Democratic opponent, despite his rising job approval numbers according to a poll released earlier this month by Public Policy Polling.
Kasich is up for re-election in 2014.
The poll, conducted Nov. 3-4 among 1,000 Ohio likely voters, asked this question: "If there was an election for governor today, would you vote for Republican John Kasich or his Democratic opponent?"
Hostess says it will permanently close three of its bakeries, including Cincinnati, because of an ongoing national strike. One hundred fifty two people work at the Cincinnati location. All will lose their jobs.
Reportedly union workers walked off the job after a new contract imposed cuts in wages and benefits. Hostess says the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union strike was preventing the facilities from producing and delivering products.